The Friday Report
  May 26, 2023
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The Fort Worth Fire Department is hosting Best EMS Resuscitation Academy on June 5 and 6. This is a free educational event for first responders and healthcare providers. The event will be held at Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex in Fort Worth. Breakfast/lunch will be provided along with CE credit. Click here to download the agenda.

Register for Day 2 HP-CPR (Session 1)

Each summer, thousands of the most prominent fire and emergency service leaders from across North America and around the globe come to FRI to learn, network and collaborate together.

FRI education covers all areas of the emergency service:
  • Navigating the political environment
  • Managing change
  • Ethical leadership
  • EMS issues
  • Career development
  • And more

Martinez Architects, LP
On May 31, the Fire Protection Research Foundation (FPRF) will host a webinar to  discuss the application of immersive learning in firefighter training. Panelists include Ken Willette, North American Fire Training Directors; Casey Grant, DSRAE; James P. Moore, Illinois Fire Service Institute; and Paul J. Norwood, Connecticut Fire Academy.

SOURCE: U.S. Fire Administration collects information on incidents where emergency responders or equipment were struck by a vehicle while operating at a scene. Reporting struck-by incidents will help support efforts to enhance responder safety on roadways.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have increasingly become priorities for fire chiefs and government agencies across the country, but these efforts achieving results? 

Industry’s First Fluorine Free Foam Guide
National Foam, Inc.®
National Foam, a recognized leader in fluorine free foam concentrates, has developed the industry’s first fluorine free foam guide as a comprehensive reference guide for professional firefighters. The guide outlines the basic characteristics and types of firefighting foam as well as application hardware and proper application techniques. Order your free digital copy today.
SOURCE: Office of the Texas Governor 
"Through these Texas EMS Scholarships, we are expanding workforce education opportunities for the next generation of first responders in our state and filling in the gaps for emergency care in all areas of our state,” said Governor Abbott.

SOURCE: McKinney Courier-Gazette
The future of McKinney’s fire department has been top of mind for Paul Dow since he joined the organization as a consultant. Now, he’s at the helm of the department, serving as McKinney’s fire chief.

SOURCE: Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM)
In preparation for the upcoming hurricane season, the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) hosted a full-scale exercise last week with participation from state and local partners from across Texas.

Deputy Fire Chief Sam Baucom is retiring after serving 30 years with the Amarillo Fire Department in various roles including program manager over rescue, emergency preparedness and training, as well as the deputy chief over support and operations decisions.

HED Architects

The TCFP regional meetings will be held in June at the following locations:

Click the button below to download a report detailing every bill filed in the state legislature that TFCA is actively tracking.

This update covers the following:
  • Down to the Wire: 10 Days to Go
  • Bills on the Move
  • BDO Surveys for City and Resident Broadband Capabilities
  • Federal Infrastructure Bill Update
  • City Officials Testify

Sounding the Alarm on Low Tire Pressure
Bellacorp, Inc.®
Fire Engines responding to calls expose tires to multiple hazards of glass, metal shards, screws and other tire puncturing road debris. Bellacorp, Inc. sells and supports commercial grade tire monitoring systems for fire trucks and big rigs. Full time/real time electronic monitoring from the cab ensures redundant safety checks for tires. Low pressure alarms alert personnel to sudden tire deflation in the field.
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Texas A&M Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) and Texas Task Force 2 (TX-TF2) applications will be available starting June 1 through July 31. Find detailed instruction, qualifications for each position, on our websites: or

The application will be accessible on June 1. For more information, email

Response Leadership is a podcast for anyone looking to add to their leadership toolbox. Each month, we will talk to a thought leader from law enforcement, fire, emergency services, infrastructure, safety or cybersecurity to gain insights into the challenges leaders face in these disciplines. Not only for those in leadership roles, the podcast is for anyone looking to lead from their current position. New episodes are released on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Hear from leaders in the fire service, including Dr. Reginald Freeman, Fire Chief of the City of Oakland, and Kevin Sofen, Director of Innovation at Darley & Company, as they discuss topics such as innovation in emergency response, the cultivation of a change mindset when adopting new technology, and holistic approaches to fire leadership.

On Duty Health
Komatsu Architecture
In this episode of Fire Law Roundup, hosts Brad and Curt discuss a lawsuit filed by a New York volunteer fire company against contractors over toxic fill used in the construction of a new firehouse, a lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed in a fire at a homeless encampment, two YCMTSU lawsuits against a small Oregon fire department, a lawsuit against the Santa Monica Fire Department alleging negligence in the treatment given to a fall victim that left him a quadriplegic, and a lawsuit filed by a female firefighter who claims she was dismissed from two fire departments after harassment in one of them.

"There’s an expression where I come from that, you know, God made man and then he made a few firefighters. You’re all crazy, running into fire," President Biden said as he honored nine recipients of the Medal of Valor, including three FDNY firefighters.

SOURCE: FOX 7 Austin
An Austin Fire Department crew recently recreated a famous historical painting for their battalion chief's bluebonnet photo challenge, subsequently winning Battalion Chief Mark Bridges’ signature huevos rancheros breakfast. (Photo by Austin Fire Department/Firefighter Sean Thomas via FOX 7.)